First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Catlin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Catlin as well as things modernly associated with the name Catlin such as celebrities named Catlin.

Origin and Meaning of Catlin

"Catlin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Pure". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. Alternative form of catling (surgical knife)

Notable Persons With the Name Catlin

Catlin Adams is an actress and film director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Catlin was given the name Nira Barab on October 11th, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Catlin

George Catlin was an artist in the field of painting. George was born on July 26th, 1796 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He left this life on December 23rd, 1872.


Sam Catlin is a screenwriter. Sam was born in United States.


Steven David Catlin is a noteworthy individual.


Don Catlin is an important person. Don was born on June 4th, 1938.


Kelly Catlin is a famous person. Kelly was born on November 3rd, 1995 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States.


Nicholas Catlin is an influential person. Nicholas was born on April 8th, 1989 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.


How popular is the baby name Catlin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 5 5 0
1979 5 5 0
1980 9 9 0
1981 8 8 0
1982 19 13 6
1983 14 14 0
1984 84 27 57
1985 102 35 67
1986 96 45 51
1987 103 55 48
1988 119 53 66
1989 87 46 41
1990 100 58 42
1991 89 69 20
1992 62 49 13
1993 62 53 9
1994 63 55 8
1995 67 62 5
1996 48 48 0
1997 55 47 8
1998 59 59 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 20 20 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 18 18 0
2006 19 14 5
2007 11 11 0
2008 7 7 0
2009 5 5 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 7 7 0

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Popularity of Catlin as a first name

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Popularity of Catlin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Catlin U.S.
  White 80.75% 64.26%
  African American 12.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Catlin

People with the last name Catlin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Catlin

  • How Popular is the name Catlin? Catlin is the 7,886th most popular name of all time. As a last name Catlin was the 6,940th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Catlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,501 babies born with the first name Catlin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Catlin to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Catlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Catlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Catlin is Wednesday, July 11th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Catlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Catlin was in 1991 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Catlin Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Catlin is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Catlin: Your name in reverse order is Niltac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acltin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Catlin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,831 people with the last name Catlin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Catlin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Catlin as their last name.

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What does the name Catlin mean?

Cis for change, you are able to adapt.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Nis for nice, need I say more?

Name poster for Catlin

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.